Ensemble Vivant 2020

Ensemble Vivant has been enchanting audiences internationally for over 3 decades with unique seductive genre-diverse programming, fun, engaging stage presence, and magical, transformative music making.

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“Latin Romance is chamber music at its evocative best!”

The WholeNote, March 2020

La Despedida by John Burke

Live from Hugh’s Room

John Burke wrote La Despedida, an Art Tango for solo piano, which he gifted to pianist Catherine Wilson.

All the Things You Are

From Ensemble Vivant’s LIVE virtual concert, November 15, 2020

“No matter the genre, there is magic in Ensemble Vivant’s music making.”

Rick Wilkins, C.M., composer, arranger, performer

Musicians

Norman Hathaway

Viola

Corey Gemmell

Violin

Tom Mueller cellist

Tom
Mueller

Cello

George Koller bassist

George
Koller

Bass

Catherine Wilson

Piano & Artistic Director

“To my heart, your rendition of OBLIVION is the most touching I have ever heard: Bravo!”

François Paré, Radio-Classique, Montréal

Years

but who’s counting?

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Joy

Performances

and counting…

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I Never Know When by Leroy Anderson

I Never Know When by Leroy Anderson

Ensemble Vivant’s LIVE VIRTUAL CONCERT, November 15, 2020, sponsored through the generosity of the HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE FOUNDATION, CANADA and EUTERPE CORPORATION.

Garôto by Ernesto Nazareth

Garôto by Ernesto Nazareth

Ensemble Vivant’s LIVE VIRTUAL CONCERT, November 15, 2020, sponsored through the generosity of the HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE FOUNDATION, CANADA and EUTERPE CORPORATION.

All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern

All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern

Ensemble Vivant’s LIVE VIRTUAL CONCERT, November 15, 2020, sponsored through the generosity of the HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE FOUNDATION, CANADA and EUTERPE CORPORATION.

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Ensemble Vivant Tribute to Rick Wilkins, Fieldcote (August 2019)

Ensemble Vivant Tribute to Rick Wilkins, Fieldcote (August 2019)

LIVE In Concert, Music at Fieldcote, Ancaster, ON – August 11, 2019
Video: Darryl Lahteenmaa; Photos by Linda Schettle and Ted Buck
Following the success of Ensemble Vivant’s concert at Music at Fieldcote in July, 2017, artistic director Anton Plas was quick to invite the group back to perform just 2 seasons later!

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ArtsForum Latin Romance CD Review

ArtsForum Latin Romance CD Review

Ensemble Vivant’s performance of these 13 tracks, by composers ranging from across Latin America and Spain (and a few closer to home), is a vibrant testament to musical élan. © 2021 by John Arkelian

Song of Hope, World Band

Song of Hope, World Band

ENSEMBLE VIVANT and EUTERPE CANADA performers Catherine Wilson, piano, Norman Hathaway, viola, and George Koller, bass were honoured to perform Peter Meechan’s The Song of Hope in support of RYAN ANTHONY in his courageous 8-year battle against cancer.

Music is the Key

Awakening Young Minds to the Joy of Music